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So there's a huge amount of benefits to running training sessions and development programs virtually. Some of the benefits, especially how quickly and easily it is to scale these programs, we can have significantly bigger numbers, join these sessions remotely and obviously we can reach people all over the world really, really easily as well. And we're not expecting them to have to travel or it's not going to be, you know, a major cost.
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And it also gives people a really good opportunity to meet peers and colleagues from around the world that they potentially wouldn't get an opportunity to meet otherwise. So it's a really nice way as well to build community around them. I guess some of the challenges with running a program virtually is often that you don't quite know and exactly how engaged people are.
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It can often be hard to have people completely focused on one thing at one time. So trying to keep it as engaging, keep your sessions as engaging as possible is really, really important. One of the things that we have found to be most effective is having breakout discussions, feedback, and the program that we run with regard to that is a great example of this.
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So we do everything from and using man to measure so we can ask them questions like, you know, can you describe our feedback culture? It happened and it's always really insightful to see what people and what people input, implementing, measure. And then we would typically have a conversation around us. We can pull people With regard to how frequently do you look for feedback or seek feedback from your manager or peers.
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And then often our break discussions would involve conversations like talking through a specific feedback scenario that they have or, you know, some feedback that they want to share with someone. They can practice kind of the techniques that they're learning in the class. We often invite people up on stage as well to come and share their experiences. The focus is trying to keep things mixed so that it's not just one mechanism for facilitating and delivering the content, but there's multiple different sources and ways to engage over the course of the program.
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I think the other challenge often is that people do really like to hear more from each other and sometimes we just run out of time. So sometimes with these breakout sessions as well, and you'll find that people get really deep into conversation and they would love an extra 10 minutes. So often it's kind of a trial and error or let's see how much time people need in these breakouts and been able to shift the direction of the training appropriately dependent on the group that you have with you.
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I guess some of the feedback that we've received is generally that people really appreciate that we are dedicated in time to focus on their development. What they seem to enjoy is the fact that they can kind of step away from their day to day work for a period of time and actually focus on themselves. Other elements of feedback is definitely that they love meeting colleagues from different parts of the world and from different teams.
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What's the process for kind of organizing these events? It starts fundamentally with with what's of interest to people. We have asked people to come and join essentially a roundtable discussion where they can share with us what's most important to them. We then kind of work typically with our people partnering team to make sure that kind of our timing is right and see if there's anything else happening that we we should know about or need to consider.
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And then kind of getting behind the communications, like communicating it across the business, making sure that people know what's happening and understand how they can enroll. I think our kind of people development sessions are so key in terms of our company. Our culture is because as individuals we're constantly learning and growing. So it's really important that we have these opportunities for people to take that step back, reflect on their own personal growth, think about the areas that they want to focus on, who they want to build, and then provide those opportunities to help really focus their learning and make sure that they're they're reaching their development goals, which I know is fundamentally important to each
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and every person here.